How Solar Panels Puts You in Control During Times of Uncertainty
With food shelves being cleared and disruptions in supply chain, many people are re-evaluating how much their daily lives depend on the infrastructure of our community. Preparedness can give you peace of mind because you know that you can care for the essential needs of your family. While pandemics and natural disasters can’t be avoided, there are things that you can do to minimize your vulnerabilities in these uncertain times.
Benefits of Solar Power in Times of Uncertainty
One effective option to ensure that your needs are met in uncertain times is to install a residential solar power system in your home with battery back-up. Here are some of the reasons why solar power can be beneficial during disasters and emergencies:
- Control Over Your Power: If the grid goes down, how will you power your home? Having a solar system with battery back-up, can assure that you have uninterrupted power if the grid goes down. With battery back-up, in addition to your solar system, you would be able to choose certain circuits in your house to remain energized if the grid is down, such as, lights, a refrigerator, a tv, computer, etc… The energy in your batteries would replenish each day when the sun is shining. Generators can also restore power to those circuits, but they require fuel to run and you may not be able to get fuel during times of disaster. If you have an electric car, you would also be able to energize your car, using electricity made from your solar system.
- Save Money on Utility Costs: Even if the grid system is working fine, it is important to consider your cash flow in these emergency situations. For example, with the current COVID-19 pandemic, many people are out of work because businesses have closed. Having solar installed on your home can cut your utility bills and help your family save hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year. These savings can add up, giving you the option to spend your money on groceries and other life necessities.
- Avoiding Other Disasters: How much is climate change playing a role in the natural disasters that are happening around the world? If solar panels were installed on most homes, it could make a significant difference in slowing the impact of climate change on the environment, especially if electric cars were also being energized by those solar panels. Also, installing solar on your home can make you feel good knowing that you are doing your part to lower your carbon footprint, while protect this beautiful planet for future generations.
Installation Options for Installing Solar on Your Home
Not only do you need to think about the current preparedness for your family, but you need to look for ways to be sure that you are ready for whatever the future may bring. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of solar and battery back-up, our team at New Day Solar is here to help!
We care about the health and safety of our customers, employees and their families, so we are now offering consultations through video conferencing. You can remain in your home and learn about the pricing and benefits of solar with one of our solar consultants, who are now able to do consultations through the computer. We have been installing solar systems for 32 years and we will always give you honest answers to your solar questions. Give us a call to set up your free virtual consultation at: (855)444-6329 or visit us online at www.newdaysolar.com.